RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 09:28:49 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> At 08:49 PM 9/29/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
> >I think that for most
> >people, instincts are not rational because, though
> >the result may well be in accord with these principles,
> >the way in which that result is reached is not.
> That's the first definition of rationality in my dictionary.
> The 2nd definition does not mention how the result is reached.
> (I didn't leave out part of the definition to make my
> case :)
I'm almost sorry I got into this again! This is my last
word on it (for now, at least!): dictionary definitions
are listed in decreasing order of importance. And I
guarantee that, dictionaries aside, your usage will
seem perverse to a sufficient proportion of people
that it has absolutely no chance of becoming
prevalent. For someone who claims to be a
Memetic Engineer, this looks unskillfull in the
extreme, to me. No offence intended!